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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on: First look

         

GSMArena group, 6 January 2014.

Introduction

We just lately had the possibility to get some fingers-on time with Sony’s new flagship in miniature, the Xperia Z1 Compact. The little fella packs flagship-grade specs right into a a lot smaller footprint than most of lately’s top class smartphones.


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact authentic pictures

The idea that is nothing new in point of fact, with most prime-tier producers having downsized variations of their prime flagships – the HTC One mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 mini being essentially the most distinguished within the bunch. However Sony hopes to get beforehand of the percent with a supermini that has no much less horsepower underneath the hood than the trade’s high performers.

Let’s check out precisely what the Xperia Z1 Compact brings to the desk:

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact at a look

  • Dimensions: 127 x sixty four.9 x 9.5 mm, 137g
  • Show: four.three” Triluminous IPS show of 720p decision, 341ppi
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800; quad-core Krait four hundred at 2.2GHz, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM
  • OS: Android four.three Jelly Bean (deliberate improve to four.four KitKat quickly after launch)
  • Digicam: 20.7 MP, Carl Zeiss optics, optical picture stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, 2MP entrance-going through
  • Video camera: 1080p @ 30fps video seize with each cameras
  • Storage: 16GB constructed-in, microSD card slot with toughen of as much as 64GB
  • Connectivity: NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, WLAN (2.four/5Ghz) a/b/g/n/ac, microUSB 2.zero (MHL), BlueTooth four.zero LE
  • Battery: 2,300 mAh
  • Misc: FM Radio, constructed-in accelerometer, multi-contact enter, proximity sensor
  • Colours: Black, White, Red, Lime, Yellow

The Z1 Compact has managed to preserve now not simplest the spectacular Snapdragon 800 CPU, the 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable storage, but in addition the Z1’s 20.7MP shooter able to 1080p video recording. You’ll be able to additionally to find the identical connectivity options and even a promised Android four.four KitKat improve. The one factor Sony did not be capable of deliver over used to be the Full-HD reveal decision and 3000mAh battery (the Z1 Compact may have a 2300 mAh unit as a substitute, the identical as on the earlier Xperia Z flagship).

Sony has executed neatly to ship the place many prime producers have roughly failed, through squeezing within the actually spectacular specs of the Xperia Z1 flagship right into a significantly smaller bundle with minimal sacrifices. Even the Compact moniker used to be moderately chosen, in keeping with Sony’s personal case research suggesting the “Mini” suffix includes overtones of inferiority.

Up subsequent we have now acquired extra reside photographs of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, in addition to our first impressions.